Kevin D. Gordon, President

Director

Office: Oklahoma City
Email: kevin.gordon@crowedunlevy.com

Phone: 405.239.6619
Fax: 405.272.5260
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Kevin D. Gordon is a director at Crowe & Dunlevy, having joined the firm in 1984. Mr. Gordon chairs the Health Care Litigation Practice Group and co-chairs the Insurance Practice Groups and Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Group.

Mr. Gordon received a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Westminster College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a member of Order of the Coif, editor of the law review; and the moot court Golden Gavel recipient. Mr. Gordon maintains an active litigation practice, focusing on healthcare litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, and administrative law.

Mr. Gordon serves on several civic and charitable boards, including Youth Services of Oklahoma County, Inc., and the Oklahoma County Bar Association Board of Directors.

  • Chair of the HMO & Health Plans Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association (2005-2008)
  • Conference Chair and Moderator of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Insurance Law Update for which he received the Association's highest CLE award (1999-2006)
  • Lectures nationally on insurance and healthcare topics including the 2006-2008 annual meetings of the American Health Lawyers as well as the 2006-2009 annual Law Conference on Payors, Plans and Managed Care
  • Governor's attorney appointee to the Steering Committee for the Health Information Security & Privacy Collaboration – a federally funded HHS project bringing together diverse health stakeholders to facilitate the secure exchange of electronic medical records (2006-)
  • United States Chamber of Commerce on Employee Benefits Committee Member
  • Citizen's Policy Center board member
  • Past President of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma, teaching an upper level course in health law (1997-2005)
  • Youth Services of Oklahoma County, Inc., Board Member (1986-)

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Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association HMO & Health Plans Practice Group (ListServe Moderator, 2002)
  • HMO & Health Plans Practice Group (Vice President of Educational Programs, 2003)
  • American Bar Association (Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Health Law Litigation Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Business Torts Litigation Committee)
  • Oklahoma Association Defense Counsel
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court (President, 2002 — 2004)
  • United States Chamber of Commerce on Employee Benefits Committee, Member
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court, Past President
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers
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  • Recipient, Oklahoma Bar Association Earl Sneed Award (Outstanding CLE Contribution), 1999
  • Recipient, Master of the Year Award, Ruth Bader Ginsberg American Inn of Court, 1998
  • Fellow, Oklahoma Bar Foundation
  • Recipient, Leadership in Law Award from the Journal Record Business Newspaper
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Published Works

  • "Two Sides of the Same Coin: Comparing VA and HCQIA Investigations, Fair Hearing, and Databank Reports," MedStaff News, a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association, Credentialing, and Peer Review Practice Group (Vol. 7, Issue 2, May 2008)
  • "A Step-by-Step Look at the Process," Best Practices for Class Action Litigation, Aspatore Books (2006)
  • "Summary of Class Action Allegations Regarding Not-For-Profit Hospitals," AHLA Newsletter for In-House Counsel (April 2005)
  • "Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran," AHLA Member Briefing for HMOs and Health Plans Practice Group (July 2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Affordable Care Act Q&A Panel, Financial Executives International, November 21, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK
  • "Other Side of the Moon: Managed Care Litigation Other Than Non-Par Payment Cases," AHLA Payors, Plans and Managed Care Law Institute (Chicago, Illinois, October 2009)
  • "Fundamentals of Managed Care Litigation," AHLA Payors, Plans and Managed Care Law Institute (Boston, Massachusetts, October 2008)
  • "Geometry of Payors, Plans and Provider Relations: Litigation and Contracting Issues," AHLA Annual Meeting (San Francisco, June 2008)
  • "Two Ps in a Pod – Emerging Issues in Provider & Plan Litigation," AHLA Annual Meeting (Chicago, June 2007)
  • "Litigation Trends," AHLA/AHIP Law Conference for Health Plans, Providers and Insurers (Hollywood, Florida, May 2007)
  • "Payors, Providers, and the Courts: State and Federal Litigation Trends," AHLA/AHIP 2006 Law Conference for Health Plans, Providers and Insurers (Amelia Island, Florida, May 2006)
  • "Payors, Providers, and the Courts: An Update on State and Federal Litigation," AHLA 2004 Law Conference for Health Plans, Providers and Insurers (Amelia Island, Florida, May 2004)
  • Program Planner and Moderator, "Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit and Managed Care," AHLA Teleconference (December 2003)
  • "Fundamentals of Managed Care Law - Selected Liability Issues for MCOs", In-House Counsel Workshop at AHLA/AHIP Managed Care Law Conference (with Paul Giancola)(Colorado Springs, May 2002)
  • "Emerging Theories in Liability for Managed Care Entities and Lawyers," AHLA Managed Care Law Institute (with William Freivogel)(Chicago, December 1999)
  • "Liability of Managed Care Organizations - Two Sides of the Same Coin: Emerging Liability Theories and Defenses Regarding HMOs," AHLA 1999 Annual Meeting (Chicago, June 1999)
  • "Emerging Liability Theories and Defenses Regarding Managed Care Organizations," AHLA Managed Care Law Institute (Chicago, December 1998)
  • "Problems in Physician Disciplinary Proceedings," AHLA Managed Care Law Institute (Chicago, November 1994)
  • "Managed Care Under Siege: Class Action Lawsuits by Patients and Providers," ABA/AMA 2d Annual Conference on Physician Legal Issues: Critical Regulatory and Compliance Developments (Chicago, June 2000)
  • Conference Co-Chair and Speaker: "The Latest Plaintiffs' Theories in Court Actions Against Managed Care Organizations - The Defense Perspective," American Conference Institute (Baltimore, April 2000)
  • "You and Your HMO," The Verdict (FOX Television) - Guests: Honorable Brad Henry and Kevin Gordon
  • "Your HMO, Now You See It, Now You Don't," The Verdict (FOX Television) - Guests: Honorable Brad Henry and Kevin Gordon
  • Conference Planner and Moderator, "Oklahoma Annual Insurance Law Update," Oklahoma Bar Association (Oklahoma City/Tulsa 1999-2006)
  • "Health Insurance Coverage: ERISA, State Law Developments, and New Trends in Litigation", Insurance Law Update, Oklahoma Bar Association (April 2006)
  • "Emerging Issues in Managed Care Litigation," 2001 Current Issues in Healthcare Conference, Oklahoma Bar Association (Oklahoma City, October 2001)
  • Program Planner and Moderator - Advanced Litigation Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, (Oklahoma City, December 2000)
  • "Law of Healthcare Organizations", University of Oklahoma Law School (with Karen Rieger)(2001, 2002, 2005)
  • "Managed Care Law", University of Oklahoma Law School (with Karen Rieger)(1997, 1998, 1999)
  • "'Big Hitters Panel': Tales and Trial Strategies in Landmark Cases," University of Texas School of Law 3d Annual Conference on Suing and Defending Managed Healthcare Providers (Austin, September 1999)
  • Oklahoma Association of Health Plans 2008 Annual, "Managed Care Litigation Update", (December 2008)
  • Oklahoma Association of Health Plans 2008 Annual, "Non-Participating Provider Litigation", (December 2008)
  • 20th Anniversary Oklahoma Association of Health Plans, "Emerging Legal Issues in Managed Care," (September 2007)
  • Fifth Annual Health Leaders Symposium, "Emerging Legal Issues in Managed Care," (January 2007)
  • 2006 Oklahoma Association of Health Plans April Meeting, "Emerging Managed Care Litigation Update," (April 2006)
  • Fourth Annual Forum: Emerging Liability and Solutions, "Paradigm Shift: The Rise of Consumer Directed Healthcare Plans and Health Savings Accounts," (Oklahoma City, November 2005)
  • Fourth Annual Forum: Emerging Liability and Solutions, "Agent & Brokers Compensation: Transparency and Oklahoma Compliance," (Oklahoma City, November 2005)
  • 2004 Oklahoma Association of Health Plans February Meeting, "Current PBM Litigation," (February 2004)
  • 2004 Health Care Leadership Symposium, "Payors, Providers, and the Courts," (Oklahoma City, December 2004)
  • 2004 Health Care Leadership Symposium, "Regulation of Health Plans in Oklahoma," (Oklahoma City, December 2004)
  • Second Annual Healthcare Leadership Symposium, "Emerging Legal Issues Affecting Health Plans - New Health Plan Liability Concerns: Government, Providers and Members," (Oklahoma City, September 2003)
  • Managed Care Developments", Emerging Issues in the Finance and Delivery of Healthcare Symposium, "Liability and the Federal and State Patients' bill of Rights," Crowe & Dunlevy/Oklahoma Association of Health Plans (Oklahoma City, January 2002)
  • "Medical Staff Issues: Peer Review & Disruptive Physicians," St. Anthony Hospital 2009 Legal Seminar (September 2009)
  • "E-Discovery - The Path, The Perils, and A Plan for Success," Oklahoma Health Information and Management Systems Society (May 2009)
  • "Defending the Bottomline," Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Client Seminar (March 2009)
  • "E-Discovery – The Path, The Perils, and A Plan for Success," Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Client Seminar (March 2009)
  • "E-Discovery – The Path, The Perils, and A Plan for Success," Prepaid Employee Presentation (January 2009)
  • "E-Discovery – The Path, The Perils, and A Plan for Success," Crowe & Dunlevy Labor and Employment Client Seminar (January 2009)
  • "Understanding the Stark III Regulations," "Electronic Medical Records," "Peer Review Pitfalls and Solutions," Crowe & Dunlevy Health Law Update 2008, Oklahoma City, (March 2008)
  • "Electronic Medical Records: Legal Issues, Oklahoma Initiatives and Outlook for the Future," Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (March 2008)
  • "Peer Review Pitfalls and Solutions: A Cautionary Tale in 3 Acts," Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (March 2008)
  • "Emerging Issues in Managed Care Litigation," Crowe & Dunlevy Health Care Seminar (March 2008)
  • "Three Peas in a Pod," Litigation Issues Concerning Providers, Plans and Patients, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (April 2007)
  • "Credentialing of Physicians and Allied Health Professionals," Litigation Issues Concerning Providers, Plans and Patients, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (April 2007)
  • "Managed Care Update: Any Willing Provider Laws, Consumer - Directed Health Plans; Litigation Update and More", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City, March 2006)
  • "Update for 501(c)(3) Providers: Status of nationwide litigation against not-for-profit hospitals; regulatory changes proposed by the IRS; ongoing IRS audit programs; recommendations to protect tax-exempt status", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City, March 2006)
  • "Addressing the Uninsured/Indigent Patient Crisis: Status of Litigation Against Nonprofit Hospitals," 2005 Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (February 2005)
  • "Panel Discussion of Medical Staff/Peer Review Issues: Hospital, Medical Staff and Individual Physician Perspectives on Economic Credentialing, Credentialing "Turf Battles", Investigations/Hearing Issues", 2005 Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (February 2005)
  • "The Uninsured and Nonprofit Hospitals: Do Only the Trial Lawyers Win?" Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, February 2005)
  • "Emerging Issues in Health Plan Operations and Litigation - Provider and Member Appeals, Lawsuits and Regulatory Battles" Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, February 2005)
  • "New Medicare Law – Prescription Drug Benefits," Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa 2004)
  • "Managed Care Update: Oklahoma HMO Shake-up; FTC/DOJ Scrutiny of Provider Organizations; Liability Update and More", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, February 2004)
  • "Medical Staff and Peer Review Developments", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, February 2004)
  • "Employee Health Insurance Benefits Update," Crowe & Dunlevy Personnel Law Update (August 2004)
  • "Manic for Managed Care? Avoiding the Pitfalls and Pratfalls in a Year of Change", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, February 2003)
  • "Addressing the Malpractice Crisis: Developments in Tort Reform Legislation and Professional Liability Protection", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, February 2003)
  • "New Developments in the World of Managed Care", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, March 2002)
  • "Managed Care Developments", 2001 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers , Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, January 2001)
  • "Managed Care Developments", 2000 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers , Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, January 2000)
  • "Managed Care Developments", 1999 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers , Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, January 1999)
  • "Managed Care Developments", 1998 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers , Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, January 1998)
  • "Managed Care Developments", 1997 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers , Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, January 1997)
  • "Physician Credentialing and Peer Review Activities with Special Emphasis on Issues Involving Managed Care," 1996 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar (Oklahoma City and Tulsa, January 1996)
  • "Tort Reform," Oklahoma Hospital Association – Board of Trustees (November 2009)
  • "Managed Care Litigation Update," Oklahoma Hospital Association – Board of Trustees (November 2009)
  • "E-Discovery – The Path, The Perils, and A Plan for Success," Norman Regional Health System (with Karen Rieger) (April 2009)
  • "Emerging Issues: Non-Participating Provider and Other Health Coverage Litigation," Annual HCSC Lawyers Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico (September 2008)
  • "Electronic Medical Records and E-Discovery Issues – The Path, the Perils and the Plan," (with Karen S. Rieger), Eastern Oklahoma Medical Group Managers (August 2008)
  • "Solving the Credentialing Puzzle – Tips for the Most Challenging Situations," (with Karen S. Rieger) St. Anthony Hospital 2008 Legal Seminar (Oklahoma City, July 2008)
  • "Indian Health Care in an Electronic World," Sovereign Symposium – Peacekeepers 2008 (Oklahoma City, June 2008)
  • "E-Discovery Practices – Wildcatting Expedition v. Seismic Precision," Current Issues Facing the Oil and Gas Industry, KPMG and Crowe & Dunlevy (Oklahoma City, June 2008)
  • "Electronic Medical Records and E-Discovery Issues – The Path, the Perils and the Plan," (with Karen S. Rieger), Oklahoma Health Information Management Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 13, 2008
  • "Electronic Medical Records – Legal Issues, Oklahoma Initiatives and Outlook for the Future," (with Karen S. Rieger), Oklahoma Society for Hospital Quality and Risk Management, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 8, 2008
  • "Peer Review Pitfalls and Solutions: A Cautionary Tale in 3 Acts," Oklahoma Hospital Association (November 2007)
  • "Summit on High Cost of Health Insurance: Part III," Oklahoma Insurance Summit, (November 2007)
  • "Electronic Medical Records: Anticipating Legal Issues and E-Discovery E-ssentials," Norman Regional Health System (September 2007)

Classes Taught

  • Adjunct Professor, Health Care Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1997-2002, 2005
  • Current PBM Litigation, Oklahoma Association of Health Plans, February 26, 2004
  • New Developments in the World of Managed Care, Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers Conference, 2004
  • New Medicare Law - Prescription Drug Benefits, Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers Conference, 2004
  • Tort Reform in Oklahoma: Can the Doctors and the Lawyers be Friends?, Oklahoma Symposium, 2004
  • Regulations of Health Plans in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Association of Health Plans Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Payors, Providers and the Courts: An Update on Federal and State Litigation, Oklahoma Association of Health Plans Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Employee Health Insurance Benefits Update, Personnel Law Update, 2004
  • Oklahoma Health Insurance Developments, OBA 2004 Insurance Law Update, 2004
  • Payors, Providers and the Courts: An Update on Federal and State Litigation, AHLA/AHIP Law Conference for Health Plans, Providers and Insurers, Amelia Island, 2004
  • Program Planner and Moderator - Insurance Law Update, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK, 1999 — 2003
  • "New Developments in the World of Managed Care", Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 2002
  • "Managed Care Developments," Emerging Issues in the Finance and Delivery of Healthcare Symposium, Crowe & Dunlevy/Oklahoma Association of Health Plans, Oklahoma City, OK, 2002
  • "Law of Healthcare Organizations," with Karen Rieger, University of Oklahoma Law School, Norman, OK - Spring Semester, 2002
  • Conference Planner/Moderator, Oklahoma Insurance Law Update, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK, 2002
  • "Fundamentals of Managed Care Law - Selected Liability Issues for MCOs," In-House Counsel Workshop with Paul Giancola, American Health Lawyers Association, AHLA/AAHP Managed Care Law Conference, Colorado Springs, 2002
  • "Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran," Members Briefing for HMOs and Health Plans Practice Group, American Health Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Your HMO, Now You See It, Now You Don't," The Verdict, With the Hon. Brad Henry, FOX Television, November 4, 2001
  • "You and Your HMO," The Verdict, With the Hon. Brad Henry, FOX Television, October 28, 2001
  • "Managed Care Developments," 2001 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 2001
  • "Law of Healthcare Organizations," with Karen Rieger, University of Oklahoma Law School, Norman, OK - Spring Semester, 2001
  • Conference Planner/Moderator, Oklahoma Insurance Law Update, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK, 2001
  • "Emerging Issues in Managed Care Litigation", Oklahoma Bar Association 2001
  • Current Issues in Healthcare Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, 2001
  • "Managed Care Developments," 2000 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 2000
  • Conference Co-Chair and Speaker: "The Latest Plaintiffs' Theories in Court Actions Against Managed Care Organizations - The Defense Perspective", American Conference Institute, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • "Managed Care Under Siege: Class Action Lawsuits by Patients and Providers", ABA/AMA 2d Annual Conference on Physician Legal Issues: Critical Regulatory and Compliance Developments, Chicago, IL, 2000
  • Program Planner and Moderator - Advanced Litigation Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK, 2000
  • "Managed Care Developments," 1999 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 1999
  • • "'Big Hitters Panel': Tales and Trial Strategies in Landmark Cases", University of Texas School of Law 3d Annual Conference on Suing and Defending Managed Healthcare Providers, Austin, TX, 1999
  • "Managed Care Law," with Karen Rieger, University of Oklahoma Law School, Norman, OK - Spring Semester, 1999
  • Conference Planner/Moderator/Speaker, "Legal Liability for Managed Care Entities and Providers", Oklahoma Bar Association 1999 Insurance Law Update, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, OK, 1999
  • "Liability of Managed Care Organizations - Two Sides of the Same Coin: Emerging Liability Theories and Defenses Regarding HMOs", American Health Lawyers Association 1999 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1999
  • "Emerging Theories in Liability for Managed Care Entities and Lawyers," with William Freivogel, American Health Lawyers Association Managed Care Law Institute, Chicago, IL, 1999
  • "Managed Care Developments," 1998 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 1998
  • "Managed Care Law," with Karen Rieger, University of Oklahoma Law School, Norman, OK - Spring Semester, 1998
  • "Emerging Liability Theories and Defense Regarding Managed Care Organizations", American Health Lawyers Association Managed Care Law Institute, Chicago, IL, 1998
  • "Managed Care Developments," 1997 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 1997
  • "Managed Care Law," with Karen Rieger, University of Oklahoma Law School, Norman, OK - Spring Semester, 1997
  • "Physician Credentialing and Peer Review Activities and Special Emphasis on Issues Involving Managed Care," 1996 Update: Recent Developments and Issues Impacting Healthcare Providers, Crowe & Dunlevy Healthcare Seminar, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, 1996
  • "Problems in Physician Disciplinary Proceedings", American Health Lawyers Association Managed Care Law Institute, Chicago, IL, 1994
  • Frequent Lecturer at National and Local Seminars on Healthcare and Insurance Litigation Topics

Community Service

  • Youth Services of Oklahoma County - Board of Trustees
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